Dance Community Get - Togethers:
With Dance Meetup additional requirements, membership and facilitator dues, several dance meetups have disappeared.
Thus along with Rebecca Katzenstein, former dance meetup, Tri Falcon and Dove Productions' Dance Community Get - Togethers System in now being implaced in the markets of California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Ontario, Pennsylvania,
Quebec, and Texas.
These are the markets in which Tri Falcon and Dove Productions has established INTERNET visability and contacts-through small alumni, and groups which Tri Falcon and Dove Dance
Academy has established link exchanges with.
The prime factor is to keep and return social dance in the hands of the workers-who have always been
the traditional backbone of social dance. It was the working middle classes of the early 20th Century who made social
dance popular in American culture; this is what I learned at Arthur Murray Dance Studios-Washington DC, 1970. Want to
get started then join Dance Community Get Togethers @ [ GroupSite ] See what is happening - some where around January 20th, 2006 @ [ ProBoards31 ] ..
Dance in Ithaca:
An on - going feature article.
Dancer ! Dancers ! Dancers ! are wanted now !
Recently there has been a call for more and more dance troupes of paticular style of dance innovation
and expertises. Many areas are desparately looking for good quality groups, and the cruise lines industry, and Asian
event producers are paying top dollar to boot too !
Emails flood in to me every day asking for performers, and they are not looking for groups who are club
dancers, the Ithaca genre, but are looking for those dance troupes who have a body descipline characteristics of ballet
integrated into various Latin and Ballroom Theatre Arts, as well as Lyrical Modern Dance.
Editor's Side Note: Do not be fooled by the hustle, or those who are looking for a quick
buck. Small towns are full of this activity! Salsa Wild of the Falcon and Dove Dance Troupe is auditioning for dancers of all ranges, but most importantly with classical ballet-two years, African,
Modern Jazz combinations. This is " now " the standard for professionals and dance competitors. Stage presences
is most important. Goto http://salsawild.tripod.com and fill out the online forms there.
The dance scene is already being impacted by the recent upsurge of dance related Telecast shows on various
Television networks. Nonetheless, it has cause a change in Ithaca's dance focus, and this has had a negative impact
upon Ithaca's Swing sociocultural fixation. The rise of Latina Danza is one of the results. Nonetheless,
dance may be" in " right now, and later reports on what happen in the next ten days, will be reported on later...Editor (September,
Follow through - minimal impact ( only an investment shift in whose pocket the dollars are going ) here
within Ithaca, as Syracuse has gained as a direct result, but great in Los Angeles, New York City, and Boston ~ December 7,
" Guess who is the big'est in Ithaca / Tompkins ? De Santis - Franchise
owner of Arthur Murray Dance Studios Incorporated, Syracuse, New York ! "
In a follow ups-Novemeber 18, and December 7, 2005. The private sector marketing of dance shift has
been what has happened in the National and International world of dance. Dance competitions enrollments are up, and
stage productions are likewise increasing. Yet, at the sametime a lot of dance troupes are failing in being retained.
During the begining of December it got worst!
In an email correspondences - November 2 - Decmeber 7th, 2005 - with New York City, London, Hong Kong,
Berlin. Boston, Paris, Tokyo, Washington DC, Miami Beach, Rome-Italy, and Moscow, many groups they have tried in their
clubs, cabarets, and stage venues American dance troupes have came high in the sales pitch, along with decpetive
videos, but failed in stage delivery. Many event providers are becoming extremely anxious, and American
troupes are being increasingly viewed with skepticisms among most Euorpean, and more recent Asian, especially in Hong
Kong, event providers, even among American event providers themselves in Boston, Chicago, Austin, and Washington DC.
The telecasts of various dance shows really did not deliever the expected windfall. Though a marginal increases
were felt by everyone nation-wide. What is most tragic:
The recent loss of various foundation for the arts funds is at the root of the establish
dance companies inability to make significant gains during this important era. They had all the wanted - marketing
stage presence and retension factor most Internationally frustrated event providers are looking for.
" Increasingly everything depends on ticket sales, and not in subsidies from
traditional art foundations."
This was stated by event producers, dependent Non-for-Profit Dance Academies,
and their Theatre Associates, and private club owners alike. Cities are likewise nervous in investing in the dance
arts too! This came by a statement from both London, Austin, Los Angeles, Miami Beach, and Chicago.
Else where and in reverse, Asia has loads of money..but no takers. Event producers there are being
also fustrated in finding dance troupes with staying power. " One email comment " Are Americans
becoming cheap and cheats too." Hong Kong December 2, 2005 . This in the wake of roll backs in Dallas, Washington
DC, and Miami are still ( December 8, 2005 ) making Asia look better all the time.
Nonetheless, Asia is still looking good if you got the " ...dance
bang .." Shanghai - November 28, 2005. Leading this comes from the fact " That you
do not need to know the language." This statement coming from dance enthusiast Wy Ping from Beijing - Peoples Republic
of China on a visit to Los Angeles who email me about my Los Angeles Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC WebSite.
Stay tunned! Up dated December 8th, 2005 - Note: This is ongoing..as I see no end in
emails I am getting. Roger...
Dance Market Intellengence responce Dance Ithaca E ~ Magazine support WebSites created.
Emails flood in daily, and from them significant trends were denoted and subsequently acted on.
Dance In Ithaca.
Dance enterainment, over dance class / classes is the future for all dance in Ithaca, New York.
Moreover, this is good news for the Ithaca Ballet, in as much as most dancers inorder to achieve
the dramatic dance body lines needs classical ballet backgrounds. Also, a focus must be developed within the Ithaca
market on what is a qualified choreographer. Both the fundemental features of classical ballet and experienced and trained
choreographer are essential elements to make a dance performance with the all powerful market reality of stage presences really
work here in Ithaca.
Dance if produced and staged professional can gain the critical attention Ithaca needs to
attract visitors with cash in their pockets for Hotel accomodations, restaurant tabs, and gift article purchases @ "
Historic DownTown, Ithaca."
Also, and upon the new horizon is the growing cultural democracy movement. This is more of a private
sector movement than political. Remember. Dance is the first performance culture. This has significance for dancers
- as the interplay of dance and what dance can represent can trigger upon any stage emotional results and projected
egocentric responces among the populace. Thus, and with my INTERNET world wide groups assisting - who I have
been moderating since 2003, another WebSite The Central WebSite " For " Cultural Democracy was created. To understand this go to Cultural Democracy, An Evolving Essay by Roger M. Christian. This has triggered my own network of Internatiional Supporters at the sametime.
Check out one of my European webpages which promotes Ithaca as the Cultural Magnet Destination City
's for Paris Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC . The INTERNET has come to the doors of Ithaca, New York. Last estimate of my total monthly hits
is 680,000/month ( 3rd largest in Tompkins county )/ supporters 167 Internationally-and they are both growing!
Dance, Ithaca, A = Ithaca, Dance, Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Lindy Hop, Dance, Classes, Ithaca,
Modern, Lyrical, Ballet, Performance, Ithaca, Ballroom, Social, Dance, Latin, Social, Dance, Swing, Social, Ithaca, Dance,
Hip Hop, Social, Dance, Jitterbug, Social, Dance, Ithaca.
2005 Angelina Ballerina is
Dance alliance being formed to renovate the second floor of the historic Cascadilla Boathouse, adjacent
to Stewart Park on Lake Cayuga.
During the early part of the 20th Century, one of the most popular local destination sites for young people
falling in love, was the Cascadilla Boat House. Here several proposals were made with young kneeling Ithaca males in
their high button stiff shirts, and anxious young ladies with ankle lenght flowing dresses teasing with their yes-es.
As a sport outlet, the boathouse was used frequently by future rowing champions who were attending Cornell
University. Moreover, it was a location site for early locally produced films.
Now interest has started to focus back on this historic site, and many within the area, with tears holding
back picturing their earlier romances there, awaits it's rebirth. The Dance Alliance was announced to me by Cornell
Dance Instructor Marguerite Frongillo-while she was in a waiting line at the local filming of Farenhight 9/11.
A letter to the Editor proboard was developed for this and other items about Dance Ithaca. Click on
here for your written support for the venture >>>>>>Here:
November 20, 2004 - Update:
A letter ( about dancing in the Boathouse, and renovation ) is now being drafted
to be sent to the Mayor of The City of Ithaca. Details to follow...
New England Ballet's social event, The End of Summer Open House, August 27th
Good News Dance in Ithaca
Dance Classes for the Winter Spring to be
expanded to include Flamenco, Pasa Doble, and Modern Dance, as Well as expanding the staffing.
Flamenco: Styles directly from Valencia, Cordoba,
Granada, and Madrid Spain and are being taught as back drop - supplement the Paso Doble dance program.
Paso Doble is the Ballroon Flamenco dance in which elements of both are
integrated into a Spanish melodrama depicting various village folk dance movements in 19th Century Spain. This dance
was first developed on the West Bank in Paris, France, and one of the first to exhibit this form was the fame and
at times over dramatic ( in todays standard of acting ) actress Sarah Bernheart
Modern Dance Curriculia is developed to emphasize sharp differnces in
gender role functions, and will stress more athletic forms for males, and more lighter, yet , extremely strong moves for females.
The music and choreography is to denote courage, the challnege to conqure gravity-litteraly trying to fly on the stage.
In both, gender strengths will be the single issue, and the items being selected will look into the followoing themes.
Our U.S.Troupes, their sense of courage and duty, who are now fighting, and will be fighting for the years to come, The
Holocaust, The Horror of Rape. The importance of being The Life Giver, America's Democracy and It's Creativity,
and most of all the ongoing struggle that all dancers have " To Conqure Gravity."
This is only the begining in as much as there is to be a new step in creativity
in dance. Configured Dance Movement - The ultimate in Dance Partnerships. This is to
stress those exciting ballet movements, which were traditionally done apart, mostly in solos, now modified
to be done in partnership with one - two - and three partners - full body contact.
This was first talk about during the 70s - the time of great
creative explosions within dance in the United States and Europe. Now with the dance horizons starting to open up again
through out the nation. The national dance scene now is more demanding, and thus to maintain interest a new movement
has to be forged. Dance in Ithaca, and the central reason why this location is important, is the relative economy is
very low for creative development and as to allow this take place here. The forging of new radical dance
forms in Ithaca, in the end will trigger cultural inertia.
Dance Teacher Training now underway.
Mr. Christian is now 57 years old, and feels it is time to pass on what he has accumilated over the 49 years
of dancing experiences in Latin, and Social dancing, and 36 years of dance teaching.
With his earliest recollections in Latina Danza ( 1950s ) to Mambo Danza Cultura, and the fantastic experience
in his early years over social dance events at Miami Springs Junior High, Florida, when Southern Style Lindy was dance side
by side with Latin dance, The leading factor, a massive expansion of Latin students into Dade County with the
rise to power, and the subsequent massive Cuban refugee influx, as a result, of Fidel Castro. Thus Latin dance started
to dominate through-out Dade County Florida. At Miami Spring Jounior High everyone was full of excitment as both
styles were appreciated to it's fullests. Mr. Christian experienced and learned the centrality and
diversity dance has to offer. Thus, Mr. Christian's teacher training is developed to have depth, and that one
SPECIAL historical added element in dance techniques, movement, and continuity
of the diversity of styles- in passing ( in the first person-witness ) on an era ( the magical 50s-60s ) to the next
generation of dance teachers.
This also includes the very essence of professionalisms. As. After The Vietnam War. Then.
Mr. Christian was furthered trained by Arthur Murray Dance Studios Incorporated it's treasured Teaching Techniques ( at one time considered trade secrets ).
After that Fred Astaire Dance Studio's dance performance emphasis, after social dance training,
his knowledge, and dance accomblishments further bloomed. Reaching it's high point with Dance Performances in
Other areas included two years classical ballet, African and Modern Dance, Israeli Folk Dance,
and most of all the experience he obtained in teaching children with Down's Syndrome. There
are alot of trade dance teaching secrets to pass on
His Dance in Ithaca programs, The Ithaca Social Dance Economy Program, though
suffered over issues concerning the Wessex Bristol location, and other resistance. Nonetheless. the canidate
list of teacher prospects was then concentrated upon, as the main direction of his very small dance school
( subsidized by his Vietnam Veteran's Administration Disability Compensations - 70% ) during
this Fall of 2004, as a result. This will eventually lead to adjudication to come in the summer of 2005. Moreover,
Mr. Christian is still accepting canidates.
The qualifications are excellent character references, has a present job, dance experience not required,
but helpful, and a person who understands the fine line between humility in silence, rather than being vocal.
Your youth will not be held against you either, as every generation is always the better generation. The training is
work study related, very much like how he was ushered into cadre of Professional Teachers with National Rankings during the
70s. Basically - training is somewhat free.
This is rare experince..so if you ever wanted to something new, and willing to move beyond prevailing
small town self - perceptions, the resulting clickish personas, and have a client centered value system possibility, then
you should also find out if you qualify.
Mr. Christian was one of only three canidates to have survived the 27 initial canidates' list during
his Training Class - Arthur Murray Dance Studios Incorporated, Washington DC, 1969 - 1970 ( 3 month intensive - with
aditional supervision for 6 months ), supervised by Glenda Nelson ( She is in Dallas Texas now ). The two
issues for surviving the weeding out process was the willingness to learn and achieve, and have
the A type personality " humility "- character - necessary to be client centered ( and not the
self -centerness which hampers most non-professionals in both dance excellence devlopment and the ability to teach ).
The ends of which is totally empowering the client to become a leader, event provider-producer, and
participant in all social dance forms.
The underlinning motive - professional standards:
" The critical differnce between a Dance Teacher and
and a Dancer is humility. " The dance teacher's experience and social success in dance has to be so personally significant
enough as to invest our lives in other peoples It was for the reason alone why Mr. Christian invested $ 27,00.00
out of his VA disability compensation during past six years. He has not earned not one dollar during this time-as
bank and other records can prove. Moreover, and because of the additional impact of his disability-which
he was warned would increased as his age progressed- there are other further physical harsh conditions in
which he has now have to contend with at the sametime. Do you have the heart for public service and love to dance?
Micawbers Launches Sunday Night Latin Dance Socials
Every Sunday night @ 10:00 PM the Micawbers Pub is sponsoring Latin Social Dance, Ithaca, New York.
There is no cover charge. For details see Micawbers Latin Social Dance @ Ithaca ~ webpage. Archived March 24, 2006.
Program Cancelled ( Insurance Problems
) - Since November 14 , New Plans - stay tuned in.
Club Art Social
( Benefit ) Dance is starting ********, at the Wessex - Bristol Art
Gallery from 8:00 to 12: 00 PM , sponsred by The Wessex Bristol Art Gallery
. This is to benefit The Kids at Art Program, Michael Aulback Promoter ( Painting, Poetry, Dance, Singing, and
Playing a Musical Instrument ). This is Ithaca's newest social dance, and during the dancing is time for wine
tasting, and hors d'eouvers. This kick - off event will start a weekly Friday night social dance within the
best artistic setting in the Tompkins County region - so get your
date books, and make a call. See [ WebSite Vacated ] For those who wish
to help email Mr. Michael Aulbach email@example.com or call 607 - 339 - 7533. This is for the kids of Tompkins County folks.
Got a spot available for Fridays ? Then email Mike asap!
Social Dance Calendar Ithaca Sign - Ups and Registration:
Special website has been developed to post your " weekly
held " social dances for in and around the Ithaca region. Follow the carefully and
itemized interactive instructions to list your social dances. Moreover, please note if this is a dance teacher - class
promotions, private or group open social dance, used as a fund raiser, or conducted by a private firm ( Bar, Club, Etc. ).
Weekly held social dances only. Good luck, and enjoy your -self.
Dance Ithaca News:
Proboards Dance Created for National and Regional Dance Ithaca Destination Site
In the cafeful local/national observation and development of the social dance industry, and the
further efforts to campaign for the Ithaca Social Dance Economy Program two marketing internet actions were taken:
The establishement three Proboards.
Salsa Wild Ithaca:
Dance Class Schedule Ithaca:
Tri Falcon and Dove Dance Academy's Dance is Fun Alumni Association
This plus special web sites ( copied urls within Yahoo.Com's geocities.com ) for Tri Falcon
and Dove Dance Academy's alumni in Binghamton, Buffalo, Miami, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse, and Washinton DC
will link to produce the main focus on economy for dance instruction. It is the position of Mr. Roger M. Christian that
dance classes and the enjoyment of social dance should be open accross the socio-economic barriers. Lastly, Mr. Christian is not interested what-so-ever in becoming a Non-For-Profit organization.
Stay posted for Summer 2004 Classes:
For Music in Motion - Spenser New York
New England Ballet
Tri Falcon and Dove Dance Academy
See IthacaEvents.com...click on banner below ....
New England Ballet Company - Ithaca to launch it's first local fund raising drive.
Under Associate Dance Director Steven Hyde, New England Ballet, the Ithaca location will during summer 2004
develop a local core of supporters, and students for the 2004 to 2005 year.
Dance jobs, as well as modeling calls are now being posted at Ithaca Dance Jobs
. This is a continued effort to promote dance in Ithaca. This is gain more attention from the outside
world whose common interest is to locate top dancers, and potential Model Resources. And, at the sametime, promote Ithaca,
and Ithaca's dance scene as the central reason why Ithaca should be a Cultural Magnet Destination City. With all the
differnent types, and great diversity in several cultural outlooks here in this tiny college community Dance in Ithaca is
just one a whole string of events, and things to do in this town, and among us too. The Dances, Dancers, and raising
the community flagg should be made apparent everywhere. Once again, happy dancing in Ithaca.
Social Dance Leadership programs and seminars openings for Summer 2004.
First stages are in the works. Step one is the Latin-Salsa practice dances for the students of Tri
Falcon and Dove Dance Academy, and guest ( you must be with a present or past student of this school ). Then, as how
Arthur Murray Dance Stduios Inc. did it, once a leadership has emerged then another location will be located on the same time
Coming soon is weekly TFDDA Latin-Salsa Practice Dances on Tuesdays 9:30 to 11:30 PM, at the Wessex Bristol
Gallery of the Arts, 119 East State Street, Ithaca, New York 14850. A leadership class will be also posted through mailings.
The mission of TFDDA is to empower others, client centered, with the enjoyment of dance. Moreover, it was the
central learning character of those of us who went through Training Classes of Arthur Murray Dance Studios, and who at the
sametime were also lucky to have been trained by the teachers of the " La ' Grand Guarde de Danse " of this systems too, who
created professional dance instructors who are totally client focused. This made not only social dance popular within
America, but also, and with out the hindrences of ego centricities limitations, made the " La ' Grand Guarde de
Danse " of Arthur Murray the world's best dance masters. In humility, and most of all in retrospect, this is the
mission behind empowering the public with social dances, and this is most critical within Ithaca.
The Golden Era of Ithaca Social Dance Dancing:
During the 1930's to early 1960s at least 6 dance socials were given in the city of Ithaca weekly.
Moreover, in out lying areas like Groton, Dryden, Trumansburg and Spenser, at least one social dance per week. Furthermore
on campus, at both Cornell University, and Ithaca College several more, or at least one per day. The only social
dance from this golden era of Ithaca Social Dance to have survived to this day , is the members social dance at VFW Post
The Program to bring back The Golden Era Of Ithaca Social Dance:
" The critical differnce between a dance teacher and a dancer is humility. " Mr. Roger M. Christian
1993 - 2004 Ithaca, New York. " The teacher must be willing to prmote not only the client's interests in dance, but
also the ego - centric aspect of the intent of the client taking dance lessons too. "
The program is based upon four couple groupings in which program managing, site managing, publicity managing,
and accountant manging responsibilities are deligated to each separate couple. The centrality of social dance ethics,
the separation rule of professional and amatuers within the social dance scene are also discussed. Yet it is in the
acquirement of empowering by the public within the market of dance which gives the community a means in which to socially
interact and form those bonds by which a community finds it's real strenghts.
Mr. Roger M. Christian
National Dance Week
April 23rd through May 2, 2004
April 23rd Friday - 4-5:15 Come write poems based on fairy tales that feature dance with Katharyb Howd Machan,
poet laureate of Tompkins county. At the Wessex Bristol.
April 24-25 Saturday 8:00 PM. Sunday 2:00 PM. Ithaca Ballet spring performance. At Historic
April 27th Tuesdays Community School of Music and Arts, Inc, 330 East State Street - informal demonstration
on the 3rd floor...607.272-1474
April 28th Wednesday - 7-8:30 PM Come with poems about dance - your own and / or others' in a cmmunity
reading led by Katharyn Howd at the Wessex Bristol.
April 29th Thursday - 4:30 to 10:00 PM World Dance Day RECEPTION 4:30 to 6:00 Art Exhibition, Ballroom
Dancing ( Mr. Roger M. Christian Host ) 8 to 10:00 PM - Wessex Bristol.
April 30 Friday - 7:30 PM The Cornell Caribbean Students Association Dane Ensemble presents CARNIVAL
MADNESS Historic State Theatre.
May 1, 2 Saturday 8:00 PM, Sunday 2:00 PM The Sharing Our Cultures - Historic State
We are an E - Publishing and are looking for dance news.
March 16, a new phase has entered, and more dance news about Ithaca is now in the making.
Two new players have appeared on the social dance scene, and after a couple weeks to see if these social
dances are really social dances, and not a sales promotional stunt, then they will be actively promoted as recommended social
dances. This Saturday at Common Ground is a Latin Dance, and at the Chanti Loft, above The Chanticleer Lounge, Club
December 1, 2003, Dance Ithaca E - Magazine became a part of the internet. Moreover
with 35 year of dance experiences, Ithaca Dance Master Roger M. Christian has a lot of information, true stories, and
dance quips to publish.
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